Friday, November 13, 2009

19 Urban Development Types

A post on CoolTown Studios speculates on what the "19 development types" would be if they were focused on new urbanism rather than suburban sprawl:

Thanks to Chris Leinberger, author of the The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream, we know what the rather uninspired, industrial age 19 standard product types are that institutional investors put their money in . . . .

However, what would be the 19 urban development types for the creatives that fuel the knowledge economy? Here’s one look at it, based on a list initially produced by renowned urbanist Andres Duany

Suffice it to say that most of the types theorized here involve lots 'n' lots of mixed use.  I'm a big fan of both Leinberger and Duany for their analysis of land use models and insights.  Interesting stuff.

Matt Festa

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